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BIO1022

Faculty of Science

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Science

Organisational Unit

School of Biological Sciences

Coordinator(s)

Dr Richard Burke (Clayton); Associate Professor Song Keang Peng (Malaysia)

Offered

Clayton

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Malaysia

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

A study of the biology of whole organisms, organ systems and cells, including molecular genetics, and the effect of environmental parameters on biological functions. The biology of microbes and animals is emphasised. Ecological factors that are biologically important at the level of integrated whole organisms and at cellular, subcellular, and biochemical levels are considered for each organism under study. As for BIO1011 the unit is structured to encourage self paced learning with considerable feed back on individual performance.

Outcomes

On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a coherent understanding of biology by articulating the methods of biology and explaining why current biological knowledge is both contestable and testable through further inquiry;

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of concepts and processes related to molecular genetics, genetic engineering, and the physiology of organ systems, including homeostasis, nervous and muscular-skeletal systems, animal reproduction and development and nutrition;

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of microbial diversity, in particular how it relates to human health and disease;

  1. Gather, synthesise and critically evaluate information relevant to biology by applying practical techniques (including Gram staining, gel electrophoresis, and spectrophotometry) and tools to conduct investigation within the laboratory;

  1. Demonstrate competency in designing experiments, gathering data and analysing and presenting summative data in meaningful and accurate ways;

  1. Communicate scientific principles and information underlying biology-related topics in written or oral formats and using appropriate conventions for scientific attribution;

  1. Work and learn independently and collaboratively while exercising personal, professional and and social responsibility that recognises the importance of practicing science sustainably, ethically and safely.

Assessment

Examination (2.5 hours): 50%
Practicals, online activities and assessments: 50%

Workload requirements

Two 1-hour lectures, one hour of set reading and quizzes, and one 3-hour practical or equivalent online activities

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